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APC laments Wike’s influence over PDP affairs

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has once again weighed in on the internal affairs of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a statement yesterday, the party decried the seeming influence of Governor Nyesom Wike over the PDP, saying it is ready to welcome freedom lovers in the opposition who are willing to abandon it for the Rivers state Read More

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2019: El-Rufai polls 2,427 votes to emerge APC guber candidate

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i yesterday polled 2,427 votes out of 2,457 to emerge the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 general elections. This is just as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries at the Kaduna International Trade Fair Complex was ongoing as at the time of filing this report. Only five out of the 23 local government Read More

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Okowa emerges Delta PDP guber flag bearer

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Delta state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday emerged as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Chairman of the PDP gubernatorial primary elections in Delta state, Mrs Uzo Nwandu declared Governor Okowa winner of the primaries held in Asaba, stating that out of the 3, 278 accredited delegates from different local government areas of the state, 26 invalid Read More

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Nigerians ‘rightly’ disappointed over APC’s change mantra – Atiku

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 1

The former Vice President and Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said Nigerians are rightly disappointed and frustrated, because the change they were promised three years ago by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not been delivered. Atiku , who stated this at his Campaign Headquarters, in Abuja yesterday, while inaugurating a “Sixty Wise Men” Read More

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Ex-PDP publicity secretary joins presidential race

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, says Nigeria needs a president that will truly be a Commander-In-Chief to all Nigerians. Accordingly, Gbenga OlawepoHashim has promised to solve Nigeria’s leadership and economic challenges if elected in 2019. Though he lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his sacrifices to the nation, but the presidential aspirant said Nigeria urgently Read More

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Adeleke’s certificate saga: APC jittery over imminent defeat, says Lawal

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Commissioner for Special Duties in Kwara state, Alhaji Razaq Lawal, says the All Progressives Congress is jittery over imminent victory of the Peoples Democratic Party’s gubernatorial candidate for Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke. Lawal says the fear of defeat that has led to desperation is evident the APC’s resort to baseless accusation of certificate forgery even when the West Read More

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Lalong not defecting to PDP – Commissioner

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Plateau Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati, has said Governor Simon Lalong is not planning to defect to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Dati in a statement yesterday in Jos said governor Lalong has never at any point contemplated leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC). “The attention of the Plateau state government has been drawn to an alleged statement credited Read More

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2019 and PDP’s consensus choice

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Now that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decided to deal with the unwieldy number of its presidential aspirants by picking a consensus candidate from their rank, it is pertinent to point out some issues the party can only ignore at its peril. In doing that, it is necessary to remind all Nigerians of goodwill – not just members of Read More

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Davido steals show at Adeleke’s campaign rallies

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Pop star, David Adeleke, popularly called Davido, has remained the star attraction on his uncle, Ademola Adeleke’s campaign trail in the last few days. Adeleke is vying to be governor of Osun state under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The senator representing Osun west defeated Akin Ogunbiyi in the PDP primary to clinch the ticket. Davido, 22, alongside his record Read More

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I’ll provide visionary leadership as president – Tambuwal

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

A leading presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has taken his campaign to the south west geopolitical zone with a promise to provide purposeful and visionary leadership that will unite the country. Tambuwal, who is also the governor of Sokoto state, told a mammoth crowd of PDP supporters and delegates at the Read More

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Ukandu warns APC against relying on federal might in Abia

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abia state chapter, Alhaji Suleiman Ukandu, has warned the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) against an alleged plot to use federal might to hijack the forthcoming 2019 general elections. It would be recalled that some leaders of the APC in the state led by the state chairman, Donatus Nwankpa, had boasted that Read More

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Osun election: PDP cautions security operatives to stop acting APC

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) warned police officers against acting the script of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), warning that such act could pitch them against the people in the September 22, 2018 Osun Governorship election. PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan yesterday, noted that “its position is predicated on reports that the APC-led Read More

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I’ll boost Nigeria economy if given the mandate, says Mark

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Senate President, David Mark, has promised to place the task of running the economy in the hands of experts who truly know how to turn it around if elected as the President of the nation. Mark stated this in Lokoja On Tuesday shortly after he met with Kogi state delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in continuation of Read More

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2019: I’ll correct Taraba chieftaincy imbalance, uphold justice – Aspirant

September 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Taraba state governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progress, Barr Kabiru Umar Dodo has promised to correct the injustices that characterised the creation and upgrading of chiefdoms in the state. According to him, the essence of the creation of chiefdoms was defeated as “there is clear injustice in the exercise aimed at creating confusion and rancour among communities Read More

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Again, Gemade defects to SDP

September 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The senator representing Benue North East, Barnabas Gemade has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the Social Democratic Party. The former PDP national chairman had recently defected from the All Progressives Congress to PDP where he left in 2014 to pursue his second term senatorial ambition. Blueprint learnt that the senator has gone to SDP to pick his nomination Read More

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Youth groups with PVCs endorse Saraki for president

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

A group, Coalition of Saraki Advocates yesterday endorsed Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki for president ahead of 2019, describing him as a youthful and experienced prospect among the presidential aspirants. The groups, while searching for youths with permanent voter cards to mobilize in support of Saraki’s presidential bid in Kaduna, yesterday said one of the criteria to identify with them Read More

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5,000 APC members defect to PDP in Delta – Govt

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Several politicians yesterday defeced from the All Progressive Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party, Delta state government has said. The exact number of defectors is unknown but Delta state officials said they were up to 5,000. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and chairman of the PDP in the state, Kingsley Esiso, while receiving the defectors, said the party would have a smooth Read More

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PDP presidential primary: Between new and old aspirants

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

So far, about 13 aspirants have indicated interest to contest for president on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this analysis takes a look at the old and new breeds aspiring to secure the party’s ticket. Interestingly, these aspirants are divided into two. The first are the group consists of returnees that defected from the Read More

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Osun guber: SDP, APC, PDP lure electorate with employment

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

By Lateef Dada Osogbo As September 22 governorship election in Osun State inches closer political parties in the state have been luring residence with employment and empowerment offers. The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Senator Iyiola Omisore, had initiated the empowerment programme as a bait to get votes, directing graduates to approach his campaign office and pick Read More

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You’re dishonest on restructuring, Atiku replies APC

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Vice President and presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being dishonest on the issue of restructuring. In a statement that emanated from Atiku Campaign Organization, on Monday, It described has “a sign of the desperation of the All Progressives Congress that the party can officially Read More

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‘I’ll develop Kano if elected president’

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar met with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates from Kano with a pledge to develop the commercial city if elected President in 2019. Kano, according to him, is like a home because he did not only go to School of Hygiene, Kano; he has a home in Kano. Unlike in Jigawa state when Atiku pleaded with Read More

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WhyI won’t step down for Atiku – Lamido

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

A former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, has responded to a statement in which former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, said he would step down for him in the presidential race. Both men are running for the ticket of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alongside about ten other aspirants. At a meeting with PDP leaders in Dutse, Jigawa state, Abubakar Read More

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2019: Federal might not an issue in Kwara – Mohammed

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education, and Kwara state gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party , Hon. Zakari Mohammed has said members of the party in the state will not deterred by federal might in the next governorship election. Zakariyau, who stated this in Abuja yesterday after submitting his governorship nomination form, added that “it Read More

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Rights activist sues APC, PDP, others over nomination fees

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Eleojo Idachaba Abuja Rights activist and presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Christmas Akpodiete, has dragged the party, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other registered political parties before the Federal High Court in Abuja over nomination fees being charged by the parties. Read More

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Shekarau’s return to APC history-making –Oshiomhole

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has described the defection of a governor of Kano state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a great historical epoch ever. He stated this on Friday while addressing stakeholders and party supporters who converged on the residence of Shekarau Read More